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Caroline Bjarnason

I am based in the north of Iceland and I specialize in tailor-made tours to Iceland, Greenland and The Faroe Islands, for both individuals and groups. At Nonni Travel, we work closely with clients , delivering a professional and personal service, and have been doing so since 1989.

Our tailored itineraries take clients off the beaten tracks, covering the highlights but also adding little gems along the way to complement the experience. Multi day packages, guided tours, self-drive, combination tours for Iceland/Greenland and the Faroe Islands, we cover it all!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. For all three destinations we plan holidays for individuals, families, activity holidays to suit all ages and small group tours. From glacier hiking, dog sledging, horse riding, whale watching, hiking, cultural experiences and the chance to meet and mingle with local people these are just some of the options we have at our finger tips to offer you along side with expert guides combing to arrive at unforgettable memorable adventures."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always worked in public service industries, I am a people person :) . Originally from the UK I have lived in Iceland with my family for over 12 yr. For 4 years I was based at the TIF of Akureyri and during my time there learned a lot about Iceland! In 2013 was invited to join the Nonni Travel team and I felt it would be a positive, interesting move for me, which it has proven to be."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Iceland for its contrasts in colour and diversity of landscapes , Greenland for its remoteness and majestic icebergs and the Faroes for the islands scenic coastal roads and tranquility."

Featured trips & expertise

Amazing colors in Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Landmannalaugar - Day Tour

Landmannalaugar is an otherworldly, sprawling landscape of lava fields, geothermal pools, steaming hot springs, volcanoes, and multi-colored mountains. In other words, an exquisite setting for a day trip. This tour offers an excellent introduction to Landmannalaugar and the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland's remote Central Highlands. Go off the beaten path and spend the day exploring and hiking around the area.

Ice climbing on glaciers
Iceland Multisport Adventure - 4 Days

Adventurers get ready: this intense 4-day Iceland itinerary was made just for you. Ice climb, camp, trek, cycle, and Super Jeep your way across the island in small groups, experiencing the best outdoor adventures the country has to offer.

Options for Touring Iceland
Options for Touring Iceland

From natural phenomena like geysers and glaciers to Reykjavík’s buzzing cultural and dining scene, you’ll want to make the most of your trip to Iceland. Learn about your options for touring the country and start planning an adventure that works for you.

Iceland: Frequently Asked Questions
Iceland: Frequently Asked Questions

From must-try foods to the perfect time to see the Northern Lights, find answers to all of your most pressing questions about Iceland in this comprehensive list.

Vik blanked with a light snow
Winter Self-Drive in the West, Golden Circle, & South Coast: 5 Days

This chilly, scenic self-drive tour is perfect for nature lovers and adventure fiends alike. Visit the famous Golden Circle, explore vibrant Reykjavik, and get off the beaten path for tours of ice caves and craters, snorkel trips between tectonic plates, and walks behind ice-covered waterfalls.

An endless view over Iceland's east coast
7 Days in Iceland - 4 Unique Road Trip Itineraries

With 7-9 days in Iceland, we recommend you hit the road and explore the incredible wonders further afield from Reykjavik. We’ve put together these unique one week Iceland itineraries which let you explore a variety of landscapes: volcanoes and lava fields, green pastures and farmlands, scenic vistas above fjords, beaches of every color, glaciers and ice caves, and the rugged interior. Here are our recommended drives, an option for all travelers and seasons.

Recent trip reviews for Caroline

7 days in iceland - 4 unique road trip itineraries, Iceland - Jul 15 - Jul 24, 2019

Traveler: jacqueline m. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

10 days, 9 nights in Iceland... trip of a lifetime. Caroline was so in tune with what we wanted to see and she made sure to include all the right places to view puffins, (we saw thousands), as well as magnificent scenery and all the suggestions for spectacular sights. The ease of hotel check in, car rental and all the ferry schedules and tickets were perfect. Each hotel offered a great breakfast to start our day, for the many km's we drove and walked. Grimsey Island the best for the... read more

10 days, 9 nights in Iceland... trip of a lifetime. Caroline was so in tune with what we wanted to see and she made sure to include all the right places to view puffins, (we saw thousands), as well as magnificent scenery and all the suggestions for spectacular sights. The ease of hotel check in, car rental and all the ferry schedules and tickets were perfect. Each hotel offered a great breakfast to start our day, for the many km's we drove and walked. Grimsey Island the best for the unbelievable amount of puffins and how close we could actually get to take photos. Each different city or town we stayed in, seemed to be better than the last, each offering something different and unique. Food choices were vast, delicious and prices very comparable to Canada. This vacation by far exceeded our expectations. Thanks again Caroline,(so glad we got to meet you as well).

Jackie/Barb

7 days exploring the snæfellsnes peninsula, westfjords, and golden circle, Iceland - Jul 3 - Jul 10, 2019

Traveler: Kim P. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

I can't believe how easy it was setting everything up for this trip. Actually, all I did was get airline tickets and pack, Caroline did the rest! My son chose Iceland as a place he wanted to visit and Caroline made sure that we were able to enjoy so many activities while we were there. The hotels she booked were great, as well as making sure we have a rental car waiting for us. The itinerary was easy to follow and there was even a day in there that we decided to skip the suggested... read more

I can't believe how easy it was setting everything up for this trip. Actually, all I did was get airline tickets and pack, Caroline did the rest! My son chose Iceland as a place he wanted to visit and Caroline made sure that we were able to enjoy so many activities while we were there. The hotels she booked were great, as well as making sure we have a rental car waiting for us. The itinerary was easy to follow and there was even a day in there that we decided to skip the suggested activity and relax in the town we were currently in. That made it easy to be able to adjust and move on to the next activities. I certainly want to go back now and know that we would not have even thought of all these things to do in Iceland if it wasn't for Caroline setting this up. I have been telling anyone that would listen that if you plan on going somewhere you haven't been before, check out kimkim Travel first to see if there is someone like Caroline to help guide you!

2-week ring road self-drive itinerary: highlights of iceland and the remote westfjords, Iceland - May 28 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: John A. B. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

There are so many wonderful places to visit in Iceland, but to do it justice you need time. We had 17 days and it was hectic. Course, we didn't want to miss anything. Caroline certainly put a great itinerary together for us.

One of the regions I thought was exceptional was the Western Fjords, but everything was memorable. The northern regions of Akureyri and Lake Myvatn were also well catered.

We met people from all over the world and shared stories and experiences, and you always felt... read more

There are so many wonderful places to visit in Iceland, but to do it justice you need time. We had 17 days and it was hectic. Course, we didn't want to miss anything. Caroline certainly put a great itinerary together for us.

One of the regions I thought was exceptional was the Western Fjords, but everything was memorable. The northern regions of Akureyri and Lake Myvatn were also well catered.

We met people from all over the world and shared stories and experiences, and you always felt safe. Even leaving luggage in the car anywhere, without problems.

The western tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula (near the airport) is a must, as well as the more commonly visited places.

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

So pleased to hear you had a great road trip around Iceland :) Iceland is such a unique destination.

Tips for viewing the northern lights in iceland, Iceland - Mar 8 - Mar 12, 2019

Traveler: Grace V. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

I booked this trip for myself and seven other women. Caroline was very helpful in developing an itinerary based on the needs of my clients. The tour guides were punctual, informative and extremely attentive. I would highly recommend kimkim and Caroline to everyone

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Grace, what great photos, so please you saw the Northern Lights :) The weather is always a challenge in Iceland, making such a trip unpredictable and a true adventure, fabulous to see blue skies behind you all. Next time maybe we can help with a trip north :) Bless, bless Caroline.

Trip to iceland, Iceland - Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2019

Traveler: Gloria H. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

My husband and I will for sure be using KimKim for future travel trips. Everything was perfect and KimKim took the headache out of putting an itinerary together.
Hands down best vacation ever!

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

New Years Eve in Reykjavík is something special :) Great to hear that you had a fabulous time in Iceland during your self drive road trip this Dec/Jan.

Highlights of iceland, Iceland - Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2018

Traveler: Annette P. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

Caroline was very responsive to our multiple requests. The hotels all met our need which included room enough for 2 adults and 2 teenagers . The costs for this trip were lower than some other travel agencies .

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

Wonderful to hear that you had such a great road trip. Iceland is truely a special place , suitable for all ages! It was fun to plan together this family adventure and arrive at an end result that delivered :)

Christina

12d11n iceland road trip, Iceland - Jun 21 - Jul 1, 2018

Traveler: Christina R. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

My travel specialist, Caroline, did an excellent job planning our summer vacation in Iceland! Not only did she book all of our accommodations, rental car, and some excursions, she also provided detailed information on sight-seeing and restaurant recommendations. She was even available while we were on the road in Iceland to provide tips on last-minute excursions. During the planning process, Caroline was very flexible with changes to our travel plans and provided excellent advice. I highly recommend Caroline to anyone looking to book a road trip in Iceland!

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

It was a pleasure to work together on this trip plan, arriving at a plan that ticked all the boxes for you. So pleased to hear you returned home from Iceland with treasured memories :)

10-day ring road self drive adventure, Iceland - Mar 21 - Mar 30, 2018

Traveler: Jodi G. - Local specialist: Caroline Bjarnason

Our trip planned by Caroline exceeded our expectations. Everything went so smooth. We loved all our accommodations and were treated very well; great service, clean, good breakfast included. We loved the Fosshotels. Out favorite was Fosshotel Eastfjords right on the water. We stayed at the Ice Hotel Marina before we started the Ring Road Road self driving tour and when we returned. It was unique, contemporary and fun...close to everything. The excursions suggested were perfect leaving... read more

Our trip planned by Caroline exceeded our expectations. Everything went so smooth. We loved all our accommodations and were treated very well; great service, clean, good breakfast included. We loved the Fosshotels. Out favorite was Fosshotel Eastfjords right on the water. We stayed at the Ice Hotel Marina before we started the Ring Road Road self driving tour and when we returned. It was unique, contemporary and fun...close to everything. The excursions suggested were perfect leaving us time to do things on our own too. We ventured to the north fjords which were not planned and are glad we did. Amazingly beautiful country with small towns and history. Iceland’s country changes at every turn. Blue lagoon was fun (pretty crazy busy), the lava tube
was a must see.

Thank you! I would definitely recommend Kimkim and Caroline. We will use them again.

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Caroline Bjarnason, local specialist, responded to this review:

It was a pleasure working with you, so pleased to hear you had a great road trip around Iceland. Fabulous photos and lots of new precious memories :) Best wishes from Iceland, Caroline.